Warriors haven’t asked NBA to look into Patrick McCaw sign and cut with Cavs
Patrick McCaw’s tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers was short-lived and the guard is hitting unrestricted free agency after playing just three games with the Cavs. The Golden State Warriors declined to comment when asked if they would ask the league to look into the situation.
The Cavaliers signed the restricted free agent McCaw to a two-year, $6 million unguaranteed deal that Golden State declined to match. Cleveland waived McCaw after he appeared in just three games, setting up McCaw to become an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers this week
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 7, 2019
The Warriors had the opportunity to match Cleveland’s two-year, $6 million offer sheet for Patrick McCaw, but they ultimately decided against it. McCaw’s release from Cleveland comes as a surprise, especially that the Cavs waived him prior to the league deadline that would have guaranteed his contract.
McCaw played three games with the Cavs and only tallied five points on two field goals. The third-year player out of UNLV didn’t have much time to make an imprint on Cleveland.
Although McCaw is being waived, he is getting to hit free agency early after a long, drawn-out divorce with the Warriors.
McCaw is a young player with championship experience, so he could land on a contender as a depth piece. He is a strong perimeter defender as well, but he has a limited offensive game and doesn’t have much of a 3-point shot.
That being said, he’s still a young player with upside. The 23-year-old might not be a free agent for long. Teams in need of an upgrade defensively will likely come calling for the long shooting guard.